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26 November 2020, 09:00

UNDP launches educational project to support Belarus' business amid COVID-19

MINSK, 26 November (BelTA) – The United Nations Development Programme is running a free educational project to support Belarusian businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, BelTA learned from the UNDP office in Belarus.

“Like in the rest of the world, the business community in Belarus was taken aback by the coronavirus pandemic. Many entrepreneurs were not ready to quickly embrace new trends, adapt and come up with effective business strategies in an environment where everything is changing so fast. Therefore, to help businesses cope with the crisis, UNDP is launching a free educational project Business-19,” the UNDP office informed.

The program seeks to teach entrepreneurs practical business skills they will need amidst the pandemic. The project takes into consideration current trends and the experience of real companies that have successfully adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Participants of the program will receive effective tools to help their businesses respond to challenges. Entrepreneurs who will analyze this information will be able to develop their own set of tools to adapt their businesses to the pandemic. The knowledge gained will also help recover from losses and make businesses more resilient to any crises in the future,” Kirill Stezhkin, UNDP Project Coordinator said.

The educational program will consist of two blocks. The first part includes a series of ten online lectures from business experts, coaches and business owners. The second block is based on an in-depth training course, where participants will get mentoring and consulting assistance from the coaches and authors of the program. The first event of the project will take place on 27 November and will focus on trends and strategic planning amidst coronavirus.

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